The progressive left and the big money corporatists are fighting for control of the Dem Party.

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  1. Dinner

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    http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/11/politics/democrats-bernie-sanders-feud/index.html

    A truly excellent read about how underhanded the elite corporatist wing of the party is and who they constantly try to use race as a weapon.

    This seems to have back fired on the Dem elites this time because they wanted to dismiss the progressives as "racist and sexist" bernie bros who are white males. The problem is the people they were calling that were a black woman, a hispanic male, and an Asian woman. Those are who were leading the progressive push.

    It was pretty disgusting seeing MSNBC spreading the same "progressives are all racist sexist white men" lie. It is time for the progressives to kick out the corporatist bastards, especially in the DNC, as they are the crooks who rigged the primaries for Hillary and ended up giving us Trump.
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    The Dems have invested so much in the strategy of dividing people through identity politics, that they now face a serious challenge in unifying those factions around election season.
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    I bet most of them won't even read the CNN article because they are afraid to have their preconceived notions challenged. Oh, and fuck Kamala Harris. She is nothing but a corporate shill abd that was obvious from the beginning thus why I refused to vote for her.

    The whole having the state party introduce her to the top national donors then clearing the primary field so she was the only candidate for the empty senate seat was exactly like what the DNC did for Hillary. There is no real choice if the party makes sure only one candidate is on the primary ballot.
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    :rolleyes:

    Anybody notice it's only called "identity politics" when the people you're appealing to aren't white men? But if you're nakedly trying to appeal to white men, you can engage in identity politics to your heart's content and nobody will call it that?
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    When whites participate in "identity politics", they're dismissed as racists, Nazi, Hitler, KKK, supremacists, etc. :dayton:
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    And then they get elected President.
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    And then the supposedly-liberal media runs column after column about how the other guys did too much identity politics.
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    I've heard that as well. I'm not convinced the other guys have created quite as many political divisions.

    The dems politically advocate for the interests of the following identities:
    • Women
    • Gay/Lesbian
    • Trannies
    • Blacks
    • Hispanics
    • Muslims
    • Several Refugee Situations
    • Minimum wage earners
    • Illegal Immigrants
    • DREAMers
    • etc.
    Trump advocated for the interests of the following identities:
    • Americans
    • Vets
    • The middle class
    • Police
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    Incidentally, the coverage of today's Charlottesville Rally decisively disproved the notion that "white identity" has any place in political discource. What type of white advocacy are you claiming politicians engage in?